Monday, 7 February 2011

Research and Planning into different mockumenatries and presenters.

How did your research into genre contribute to your production work?

We have researched and talked about things like Borat and This Is Spinal Tap which both relate to our genre as they are mockumentarys and follow the convention, camera shots and themes that we are aiming to use in our film. Whilst there conventions are the same as a serious documentary with interviews and a mix of shots they always tend to use a theme or a character that is ridiculous to acheive the humour.

One presenter we have looked at who is known for doing documentaries and who we feel we can relate Fraser to is Louis Theoux in his dress sense and also his almost awkward style of presenting in which he never wants to risk stepping on the toes of the people he is following and offending them.